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Padhuka Sahasram-425
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 12:35:44 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:

425. yAthrAvihArasamayEShu samuhThitham thE 
     rangADhipasya charaNAvani! manjunAdham
     paryAkulEndhriyamrugagrahaNAya pumsAm
     sammOhanam shabaragIthamiva prathIma:

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! The sweet music that You generate during the 
Lord's festivities of movements would rather be like the songs of the 
savage hunters chasing the deer to catch them-that is, to chase and 
kill the fleeing sensuous desires of men!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Sadagopan (V.S):

SlOkam  425:

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh  PaadhukE! When the people of  
Srirangam hear Your sweet naadham  at the times of  Lord RangnAthA's 
jaunts around the streets of His city , they drop everything  that 
they were doing and rush to offer their homages. Your sweet naadham 
at those times  appear like the hunter's calls (songs) to attract and 
catch the various animals in their nets . Your  sweet sound like the 
hunter's songs captures the limbs of  beasts such as the eyes, ears 
and feet of the populace of Srirangam. 

2) Srimath  Andavan's anubhavam : The inner meaning is that the 
people abuse the faculties like eye, ear et al, while those  were 
intended for seeing the Lord and for hearing His glories and offering 
services to Him . Swamy NammazhwAr sang his Sri Sookthi to deflect 
the people from pursuing destructive ways . When one understands the 
meanings of those Sri Sookthis bequeathed to us with great 
compassion by SatAri Soori , our indhriyams will not chase after bad 

3) Here, Swamy  Desikan compares the sweet naadham of the Paadhukais
as delectable sound (manju  naadham ). He says that those sweet 
sounds are like the sweet calls of the hunter ( sabara gItham ) , 
which ensnares the agitated deers in the forest and catches them . 
The manju nadham of the Paadhukais brings under its influence the 
agitated indhriyams of people and sets them up to travel in peaceful 
ways to understand the greatness of the Lord ( paryAkula
indhriya: mrugha grahaNAya sammOhanam sabari gItham )(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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